Ballarat Regional industries was formed in 1980 to gain support for a Ballarat and District Community Industries sheltered workshop.
in 1985 Ballarat Regional industries Center (BRIC) was opened in Walker Street, Sebastopol in November.
BRIC aimed to provide employment and training opportunities for people with significant permanent disabilities that would prevent or hamper them from undertaking other employment.
From then on what is now known as BRI has gone from strength to strength. Currently supporting 150 participants across 3 sites.
BRI have a number of different business areas and Participants are encouraged to multi skill and take on new challenges within BRI and also in the greater community.
Ballarat Regional Industries Board members:
Wendy McNabb Chair
Annie De Jong Vice Chair
Ballarat Regional Industries Managers:
Geoff Russell Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Clarke Recycling and Manufacturing Manager
Brett Muller Packaging Ballarat Manager
David Marshall Landscaping Manager